EDUCATION

      2014          Master of Fine Arts, University of Colorado-Boulder

      2011           Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

      2010          Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts 3D with Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art & Design

      2008         Semester Abroad, University of the Arts London:  Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

 

EXHIBITIONS

      2016          SEEING, The Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

                               Juried by Semir Zeki, Kate Coleman, Lynn Scarff & Gerard Lacey

                         Of Fire, Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

                         30 Plus, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

                         A Determined Line, The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

                               Curated by Heather Bentz

                         Now & Then, Invitational NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Kansas City Museum, Kansas City, MO

                                Curated by Blanca Guerra & Casey Whittier

                         Planning the Improbable, Sketching the Impossible, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA

                                Curated by Mitch Shiles

                         Grayscale, Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

       2015          Amator: Love Infused Works of Art & Cinema, screening, Firehouse Arts Center, Longmont, CO

                         Betweenness, Alia Pialtos & Janice Jakielski – Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

                                 Curated by Kim Dickey

                         Eclectic Traditions, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

       2014          Projections of Ourselves, Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO

                         The Six, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                         King Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder

                         Pattern, Order, Chaos, University Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder

                         SKIN, 13th Street Gallery, Boulder, CO

      2013           What Remains, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Houston Community College-Central, Houston, TX

                         NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

                                 Juried by Bonnie Seeman & Kevin Snipes

                         September Bash, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                         Ellipses, Juried Exhibition, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

      2012           Ninth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                         Alia Pialtos: Pull, Solo Exhibition & Young Emerging Artist Winner, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                         On the Wall, Hunter College Project Space, New York, NY

                         Imported, M.A.D. Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK

      2011           Craft USA, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

                                Juried by Holly Hotchner, former Director of the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

                        Points of Origin, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                        Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

                                Juried by Camillo Alvarez & Matthew Rich

                         Recollections, Berk’s, New Bedford, MA

                         Glimpse, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

                         Craft Boston, UMass Dartmouth Student Exhibition, World Trade Center, Boston, MA

                         Black & White, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA

      2010         Sculpture and Glass, The Atrium at Copley Place, Boston, MA

                         Plus, Minus, Time, Divide, Brant Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

                         Senior 2010, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

                         Away, North Crackertorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

                         Haystack 2009, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

      2009          Color and Form, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

                    MassArt Foundation Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

2008           Transcultural Exchange Tile Project, Kanoria Arts Center, Ahmedabad, India

            Transcultural Exchange Tile Project, Ku Arts Center, Beijing, China

 

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   Resident Artist¸ Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA // September 2015-June 2017

          Ceramic Sculpture: Inventive Forms // Summer & Fall 2016

   Adjunct Lecturer¸ University of Colorado-Boulder, January 2015-July 2015

          ART3097: Special Topics-Thinking Through Making // Spring 2015 & Summer 2015 (on campus & online)

   Adjunct Instructor, Colorado State University, January 2015-May 2015

          ART240: Pottery I // Spring2015

          ART340 & 341, ART440 & 441: Pottery II-V // Spring 2015 (2 week maternity coverage for Sanam Emami)

   Graduate Part-Time Instructor¸ University of Colorado-Boulder, January 2013-December 2014

          ARTS 3097: Special Topics-Thinking Through Making // Spring 2015

          ARTS 1010: 2D Foundations // Fall 2014

          ARTS 1020: 3D/4D Foundations // Spring 2014

          ARTS 1875: Ceramics for Non-Majors // Spring & Fall 2013

   Continuing Education Instructor¸ University of Colorado-Boulder, June/July 2014

          ARTS 1875: Ceramics for Non-Majors, Processing the Senses // Summer 2014

   Lead Graduate Instructor, University of Colorado-Boulder, Graduate Teacher Program, 2013-2014

          Led orientation for incoming graduate students.  Trained in pedagogy, academic management,  

          leadership, conflict management. Provided instructional support and videotape consultations for

          instructors. Organized pedagogical workshops on creativity, teaching, and evaluating creative work.

   Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, August 2010-May 2011

          ATR 392: Ceramics IV-Large Scale Clay, assisted Rebecca Hutchinson // Fall 2010 & Spring 2011

   Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, January 2007-May 2009

          3DCR309: Tiles, Reliefs & Mosaics, assisted Sarah Williams // Fall 2008

          3DCR202: Ceramic Handbuilding, assisted Janna Longacre // Fall 2007

          3DCR202: Ceramic Handbuilding, assisted Janna Longacre // Spring 2007

          3DCR312X: Clay Studio (Continuing Education), assisted Janna Longacre // Spring 2009

          3DCR312X: Clay Studio (Continuing Education), assisted Janna Longacre // Summer 2007

 

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

      2015        Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Artist Lecture

      2014      University of Colorado, Boulder:  Evaluating Creative Work // Cultivating Creativity // Design Thinking

      2013        Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA, Artist Lecture//Student Critiques: Ceramics

      2010        Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, MassArt Alumni Trip: Studio Manager // Artist Lecture

                      Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA, Artist Lecture // Student Critiques: Fibers

 

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

      2014        Neuman Family Fellowship, Professional Development Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

      2013        Craft Research Fund, Graduate Research Grant Recipient, Center for Craft, Creativity & Design                                    

                           Selection Committee:  Elissa Auther, Charles Grench & Ezra Shales

                      Trinity Clay Supply Award: NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Houston, TX    

      2012        Ninth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Exhibition: FIRST PRIZE.  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                      EMERGING ARTIST WINNER, Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY

                           Selection Committee: Sue Stoffel & Rene Vara. Solo exhibition and year membership granted.  

                      NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Recipient, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts

      2010        Crosbie Sculpture Award: FIRST PRIZE, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

                      Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency Scholarship, Deer Isle, ME

      2009       Haystack School of Mountain Crafts Summer Conference Scholarship, Deer Isle, ME

 

PUBLICATIONS

      2014        Be Boulder.  “Critical Reviews of Student Artwork Spark New Ideas”, March. 

      2013        NCECA Conference Guide, “NCECA 2013, 47th Annual Conference:  Earth and Energy”, March.

                      NCECA Journal. “Alia Pialtos: 2012 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship”, March.

                      McQuaid, Cait.  “What’s Up at Boston-area Art Galleries.”  Boston Globe, July 2.

      2010        Korean Monthly Ceramic Art, Featured Work, March.